President Ford

President Ford - Press Conference

March 6,1975 – The Situation In Cambodia – Pres. Ford’s Press Conference –

March 6, 1975 – President Ford’s Press Conference – The Situation In Cambodia – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1975 – As the situation in Cambodia grew dimmer and as Vietnam was getting ready to capitulate, President Ford held his 10th Press Conference since taking office – he...

Nelson Rockefeller

November 23, 1974 – Ford Heads (Far) East – Economy Goes Gloomy – Rockefeller Gets Testy

November 23, 1974 – Washington Week In Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 23, 1974. Lots to be thankful for, but try getting anyone to feel that way at the time. President Ford was touring the Far East, readying to land in Japan where he was expected to...

Gerald R. Ford

September 14, 1974 – Reactions To “A Full And Complete Pardon Of Richard Nixon”

September 14, 1974 – CBS Radio: The Washington Week In Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1974. Even though the actual Pardon of Richard Nixon by Gerald Ford came on the 8th of September, the reactions and reverberations to the full and complete Pardon ran the gamut...

Gerald Ford

Long, Long Ago – Far, Far Away – The Republican Convention – August 18, 1976 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 18, 1976 – Republican Convention – Presidential nominations – CBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Forty-two years ago this week, Republicans gathered in Kansas City to select a nominee for the 1976 Presidential election. Like most conventions, it had its fair share of cliff hangers – Gerald Ford,...

Ford Is Sworn In

August 9, 1974 – “Our Long National Nightmare Is Over” – Gerald Ford Becomes President

August 9, 1974 – Gerald Ford Is Sworn In As President – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 9, 1974 – while we were still busy digesting the resignation speech of Richard Nixon the evening earlier, and were still processing Nixon’s somewhat surreal farewell address, vice-President Gerald...

Vice-President Rockefeller

December 22, 1974 – A New Vice-President – A New Congress – Same Old Problems

December 22, 1974 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 22, 1974 – The end of a week, and three days to Christmas. A New vice-President was sworn in, after some four months of hearings and confirmation cross-examinations on Capitol Hill. Nelson...

Leadership For America 1975

What Kind Of Leadership Does America Want? – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR -America’s Town Meeting – American Leadership In The Coming Election – Oct. 1, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America was in a quandary in 1975. Suffering through the Watergate scandal and the fall of Richard Nixon, along with the soul-searching going on at the end of the...

Djibouti Independence 1977

June 27, 1977 – A Fire In Tennessee – A New Leader For NAACP – Independence In Djibouti

June 27, 1977 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1977 – a day of contrasts throughout the world. Beginning with news of a tragic fire in a Columbia Tennessee jail which took the lives of some 42 prisoners and visitors is what was...

Henry Kissinger - Press Conference

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – March 26, 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Press Conference – March 26, 1975 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in a press conference carried on radio and TV on March 26, 1975, told a room filled with reporters that the Middle East Peace...

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller Confirmation Hearings 1974 – Reference Room

Nelson Rockefeller Confirmation Hearings re-cap – NET/NPR – September 27, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nelson Rockefeller and his confirmation hearings for the office of vice-President, September 1974. Picture this; The President has resigned from office only a month earlier, in the midst of one of the biggest...